Category Archives: Personal

Son of Man – HawkEaster

I joined Son of Man for a day of fun and rock’n’roll over the Easter weekend when they joined the line-up to play in HawkEaster – a festival in Seaton, Devon, with Hawkwind headlining. A great gig, and I always love having a chance

On Route Exhibition

Arts Exhibition in Wales – Oriel y Bont Gallery For the past year I have been undertaking a Masters degree in Arts Practice (Arts, Health and Wellbeing) at the University of South Wales.  My end of year arts exhibition is now showing in Oriel

Positive Ageing

Positive Ageing This project aims to explore how older women are portrayed in the media and the impact that this has on their self esteem and body image, and also to gather views and experiences about the positive values of ageing.   The

Bear Fest 2014

Bear Fest 2014 – the annual reunion of the owners of Inkomo Newfoundland puppies. Anyone who knows me, or follows me on Facebook or Twitter, will know that I’ve got a Newfoundland dog, Lola.  She came from fabulous breeders, Inkomo

Faces of Neath – Cllr. Andy Jenkins

My next nominee for the “Faces of Neath” project is Cllr. Andy Jenkins, Councillor for Neath South Ward for Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council. I first “met” Andy through Twitter last year, when he was the first to

Guild of Photographers Awards April 2014

A few more of my award winning images that I entered for the Guild of Photographers Image of the Month Competition. I was awarded 2 Bronze Awards and a Bar.  Very pleased with the results! Scoring The way that images are scored by the Guild of

Faces of Neath – Darren Nichols

Yesterday afternoon was spent in the company of the next in my series of the “Faces of Neath” – the inspirational Darren Nichols. Darren was nominated to be a Face of Neath because he has done so much for his local community.  He


As a member of the Guild of Photographers, I enter their Image of the Month competition in an effort to focus my mind on improving my photography.  It is a real effort, as shooting and editing for competitions is a very different experience to

Faces of Neath – Sarah Parsons

Welcome to the first in my series of portraits – the “Faces of Neath”.  This is a personal project which will be capturing portraits of people who live, work and visit Neath, and who help to make Neath the special place that it

The Faces of Neath

As a photographer, I like to have personal projects on the go and my latest one is to capture “The  Faces of Neath”. The idea for this project came from the Love Neath campaign, and in particular after Cllr. Andy Jenkins posted a

Guild of Photographers Awards February 2014

As a proud member of the Guild of Photographers, I enter my photographs into their Image of the Month competition every month and have them judged by a panel of expert photographers. Winners are honoured with the Guild of Photographers Awards.  Each

Mindful Photography

Welcome to the first in a series of posts on Mindful Photography.  It’s my aim this year to explore the psychology of photography and I’ll be taking time to develop workshops on mindfulness, to be run in the Gnoll Country Park,

Winning Hamper from FYI:Neath

Do you enter competitions?  I don’t bother generally.  I always mean to, but then remember about it after the closing date.  Well, this time, I remembered and I won!  It was organised by FYI:Neath as part of Small Business Saturday. Starting

Canal Side Sanctuary – community conservation project

Really pleased to be working with Canal Side Sanctuary, a community conservation project which has been set up not far from where I live, in Aberdulais, Neath.  It’s headed by a great bloke who’s full of energy and passion for the

Friends are the sunflowers of life

Last week, a lovely friend of mine sadly lost her fight with cancer.  She was bright and beautiful and loved by everyone who knew her.  She supported me during a particularly difficult time in my life and I’ll never forget that.  I took some